Black Hole Series Looks at a World Faster Than Our Own

Fabian Oefner’s latest series entitled Black Hole shows us a world of paint, drills, and motion, all within 1/40,000th of a second. While high speed photography is nothing new, the art of it is still underground, as its still incredibly expensive. Oefner’s newest work uses high speed photography to show us a world of color that our eyes normally could not process.

Using a power drill, some paint and some perfect timing, Oefner is able to capture these mesmerizing abstract images of color and movement. "To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint." Oefner says.




This isn’t the first time Oefner has uses bright colors and motion to create interesting and unique images. Check out his series Dancing Colors, Nebulae, Millefoiri, and others to see some of his other work in action.


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Zach Sutton is an award-winning and internationally published commercial and headshot photographer based out of Los Angeles, CA. His work highlights environmental portraiture, blending landscapes and scenes with portrait photography. Zach writes for various publications on the topic of photography and retouching.

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what kind of flash is being used? anyone?

A typical speedlight, when fired at it's lowest setting, is about 1/40000...



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